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Charles Frodsham & Co: Independently Driven

Steel Case, Arabic Dial ((C) Charles Frodsham & Co 2018)

Nine years ago, in a piece in the BHI’s Horological Journal, Derek Pratt FBHI set out a history of double-wheel escapements. The article encapsulated many ideas and approaches, from Breguet’s √©chappement naturel, to Daniels’¬†Independent Double-Wheel and Co-Axial Escapements, and described Derek’s own work to further develop these ideas into the Soluthurn* pocket watch in 1997. …